Skip to content
Logo Logo

Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering - Day 1 Friday

Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering - Day 1 Friday
« Back to events

Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering - Day 1 Friday

26 Apr 2019

The 52nd annual Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering - a festival of traditional Northumbrian culture - is as always over the weekend after Easter

Follow the Morpeth Gathering website for news and updates as the event approaches - but it is guaranteed that the event will take place at venues all over the town and there'll be

music - song - dialect - dance - crafts - pageantry - re-enactments - heritage - stalls - family activities - and competitions

This year's special Ower the Watter international theme marks our area’s musical links with other countries. 

Draft Programme - Subject to Change

09.30 - 17.00 CRAFTS EXHIBITION + refreshments; craft competition entries (rec’d Thur. 25th April 17.30 - 19:00). Displays/stalls: needlework, shepherds’ sticks, leatherwork, clog-making. CDs, books, photos, t-shirts, mugs on sale Town Hall  50p at door/accompanied under-12s free

10.00– 16.00 OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT & STALLS Punch & Judy, Rent a Peasant, Ran Tanners, Jim Grant, Archaeosoup, Time Bandits Market Place, Arcade  Free

10.00 DANCE WORKSHOPS  including 10:00 circle dancing 11:15 clog 13:00 historic 14:15 Breton 15:45 maypole Town Hall; £2/£1 per session at door

10.30 – 16.00 FAMILY ART ACTIVITIES art, family craftwork activities, stories.  Leisure Centre café  Free

10.30 – 16.30 NORTHUMBRIAN PIPES: PLAY IN A DAY for adults (over 16) with Dave Shaw. Smallpipes provided. Chantry Bagpipe Museum: £24 - please book in advance

14.00 OFFICIAL OPENING of Gathering by Mayor   Town Hall

16.30 STORYTIME with Jim Grant  Library Free

17.30 - 18.30 CASTLE COAST poetry book launch with InHouse Poets; vocal music from Seaglass  Chantry  Free - limited space -  tickets from Eventbrite or Chantry TIC

19.30 – 22.00 OWER THE WATTER concert – New Voices choir, Folkestra youth band, Baltic Crossing (music of NE England and Scandinavia)  Methodist Church £12/£10/£8 

20.00   MUSICIANS’ SESSION Tap & Spile   Donations